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>In the Garden Hall Courtyard Water Channel you will find:
Hydrangea quercifolia (Oakleaf Hydrangea); a white-blooming shrub with four seasons of interest, leaves turn brilliant orange, red, yellow in fall if planted in sunny location

 

In the Westview Terrace:
Fothergilla gardenii (Dwarf Witch Alder). Compact, slow-growing, deciduous shrub with fragrant spring flowers and superior fall colour.

In the Garden Hall Courtyard:
Panicum virgatum ‘Heavy Metal’ (Switch Grass).; upright blue-green foliage shorter than other varieties, bright yellow for fall

In the Westview Terrace:
Acer palmatum var. dissectum (Dissectum Viride Group) (Japanese Maple) ; dwarf, mounded with cascading branches; green leaves turn yellow to red – orange here! for fall

Also in the Westview Terrace:
Acer palmatum var. dissectum ‘Inaba-Shidare’ (Japanese Maple); deep purple-red in summer, leaves turn brilliant crimson in fall

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Sandra Pella about the author: Sandra Pella

Sandra Pella has worked as Head Gardener of the Toronto Botanical Garden since 2008. She holds a degree in Political Science from the University of Western Ontario, and upon graduation worked in the financial sector until the pull of plants was too much to resist, whereupon she found herself at Janet Anderson Perennials (formerly JEA Perennials) as a horticultural technician. She has been the Perennial Manager at Summerhill Nursery & Floral followed by the Assistant Horticulturist at the TBG prior to its renovation. Sandra worked as a Gardener for two seasons with the City of Toronto as well as seasonal Gardener for the TBG prior to being named Head Gardener. She is self-taught in the field and thus greatly appreciated the experience a gardening internship in 2009 at Great Dixter in the UK brought to her. Sandra has a regular What’s In Bloom blog and is one of the spokespeople for the TBG.

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